30 December 2011

Recent Sewing Projects

Illness is still plaguing our house at the moment, but today I wanted to share with you some of my sewing projects of late.
    First up, is another mug rug, I've discovered I love making these, it's a great way to practice making quilt blocks without actually having to make the quilt! (though I would love to eventually make one when I get more accurate with my cutting).

This is the dresden tablecentre that I made for my mum's Chirstmas gift. She has green kitchen countertops so I picked out some coordinating fabrics from my stash that I thought would match well. I sketched out the flower petal shape myself to use as a template and one of my biscuit tins came in handy for the centre peice as well, all I did then was finish it off with some ric-rac trim, and hey-presto! 
Though I think for next time I may just buy one of those plastic dresden shapes as I found it quite difficult to not pucker the edges where each petal joins, a little too much un-picking for my liking...
and lastly, I made a little wall hanging for Robin's nana, though unfortunately I didn't get to snap a pic when it was finished. To finish I handstitched the little hexagons and used linen as the background with a sweet yellow binding. I liked it so much that I might have to make another similar one again for my kitchen.

4 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics you used in the dresden tablecentre! Really beautiful!

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  2. Such beautiful projects. Don't lack the little imperfections keep you from aspiring to bigger things. You can do it!

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  3. Beautiful projects. I love the first one.

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  4. A new kitchen increases the value of your home and makes your life easier. The first step to your new kitchen countertops to set a budget. Decide how much money you are willing to spend. This will help drive your other decisions.

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